Mary Elizabeth Black

23 May 1855–3 December 1924 (Age 69)
South Carolina, United States

The Life Summary of Mary Elizabeth

When Mary Elizabeth Black was born on 23 May 1855, in South Carolina, United States, her father, Clarendon Black, was 24 and her mother, Sarah Ann Still, was 21. She married Nicholas Calhoun Grubbs in 1880, in Barnwell, South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Georges Creek Township, Barnwell, South Carolina, United States for about 50 years. She died on 3 December 1924, in Barnwell, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Reedy Branch Baptist Church Cemetery, Barnwell, Barnwell, South Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Nicholas Calhoun Grubbs
Mary Elizabeth Black
Marriage: 1880
David Thomas Grubbs
Addie B. Grubbs Still Bonds
Arie Victoria Grubbs
Clarendon Grubbs
Jainey Susan Grubbs
John Calvin Riley Grubbs
Lillian Grubbs

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+2 More Children

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+7 More Children

World Events (8)

Age 5
In 1860, South Carolina quit the United States because its citizens were in favor of slavery and President Lincoln was not. The Civil War started a year later.
Age 8
Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii
Age 20
In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish and English: from Middle English blak(e) ‘black’ (Old English blæc, blaca), a nickname given from the earliest times to a swarthy or darkhaired man.2 Scottish and English: from Old English blāc ‘pale’, ‘fair’, i.e. precisely the opposite meaning to 1, and a variant of Blake 2. Blake and Black are found more or less interchangeably in several surnames and place names.3 English: variant of Blanc as a Norman name. The pronunciation of the nasalized vowel gave considerable difficulty to English speakers, and its quality was often ignored.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (14)

  • Elizabeth Black in household of Clarendon Black, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Elisabeth Black in household of Clarendon Black, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mary Elizabeth Grubbs in household of Micholas C Grubbs, "United States Census, 1920"

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